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Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

" The mighty Sierra, miles in height, and so gloriously colored and so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some...

Jun 27, 2016 : Digger
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 6: Shit And Run On The Pacific Crest Trail

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 6: Shit And Run On The Pacific Crest Trail

  They shit on our rug. Well, not on our rug, but our hardwood floor. I strolled into Walker Pass, (PCT mile 652), after four and a half hot and grueling...

Jun 1, 2016 : Digger
Our Mail Drops for our 2015 AT Thru Hike

Our Mail Drops for our 2015 AT Thru Hike

Due to the demand of future thru hikers asking exactly where my husband and I sent our mail drops, I've compiled an annotated list of the Heavenly places that supplied...

Jan 23, 2016 : Sharon
Heat, Humidity and Thunderstorms

Heat, Humidity and Thunderstorms

Day 104 Our ninth zero day was much needed. For weeks we had been dragging. We weren’t hiking as far as we’d wanted to each day and we were zapped...

Jan 11, 2016 : Sharon
What the Hell Have I Done?

What the Hell Have I Done?

What the HELL have I done, who in their right mind decides to hike over 2,000 miles? ME! That's who! Deciding to graduate early, work to save up, and swallow...

Jan 1, 2016 : Molly Brown
New York: the State No One Ever Warns You About

New York: the State No One Ever Warns You About

Day 98 We reached New York State today, and were greeted with the hospitality one would expect from a herd of angry coyotes. None. Whether due to the weather (hot...

Nov 15, 2015 : Sharon
New Jersey: Black water, but Beautiful Sights

New Jersey: Black water, but Beautiful Sights

Day 94 The town of Delaware Water Gap is not a good place to plan a resupply. It's possible, but painful. After eating a lovely, filling and affordable breakfast at...

Oct 29, 2015 : Sharon
Pennsylvania Rocks

Pennsylvania Rocks

Day 88 Rocks schmocks. We trotted twenty-five miles over what we were told was the beginning of the Pennsylvania rocks and our feet were not more sore than any other...

Sep 21, 2015 : Sharon
Pennsylvania Cruise

Pennsylvania Cruise

Day 82 We took our eighth zero day today so that I could find a wedding dress. And I did! My mother and sister whisked me away to a David’s...

Aug 23, 2015 : Sharon
The Stress for the Dress

The Stress for the Dress

Day 76 Lucky had walked 31 miles the previous day to catch up to us. He is a well-oiled machine. As soon as he reached the shelter, he peeled off...

Aug 6, 2015 : Sharon